Training

How to spot and help someone in trouble when swimming

From watching TV and films, it is easy to expect a drowning person to violently thrash around in the water while calling for help, however that is often not the case. The first aid charity St John Ambulance explains how to recognise the signs and what to do
22 May 2017 at 09:11

How triathlon helped former criminal John McAvoy turn from crime

John McAvoy was born into a life of crime, but found salvation on the rowing machine in prison. Now he’s gone from iron bars to Ironman …
19 May 2017 at 12:14

Essential skills: basic first aid for cyclists

Do you know what to do if someone has an accident cycling? Here's some first aid advice from St John Ambulance
19 May 2017 at 09:03

7 tips to improve your swimming in a pack

Swimming in a pack can be daunting, and it is often difficult to race at your best. We asked some of the world's best open-water swimmers for their advice and tactics
18 May 2017 at 14:37

Is cross-training good for triathletes?

Looking for a low-impact form of triathlon training and wondering whether it's worth adding cross-training sessions into your schedule? Joe Beer assesses its value
18 May 2017 at 09:51

10 reasons why you should join a triathlon club

You’ve already taken your first foray into tri or are at least planning to in 2017. But what’s the next step along the multisporting road? Our resident weekend warrior, Martyn Brunt explains why he thinks the next step should be joining a triathlon club
17 May 2017 at 14:46

The Liv Avow Advanced Pro women-specific triathlon bike: first look

A women's specific tri bike designed for speed; pure and simple
09 May 2017 at 10:26

Turbo training: how to avoid making 9 common mistakes

Matt Sanderson, co-founder of Triathlon Coaching UK, explains how to avoid 9 common mistakes triathletes often make when turbo training....
03 May 2017 at 12:33

Achilles tendon injuries: how they happen and how to prevent them

Achilles tendon injuries can wipe out your season in seconds. Physio Alan Robb explains the key to prevention
03 May 2017 at 09:26

What is cyclist's neck and how can you prevent it?

Bad bike posture can quickly lead to painful neck strains. Physio Stephen Garvey discusses causes, symptoms and prevention of cyclist's neck
27 April 2017 at 10:09

Free 8 week supersprint triathlon training plan

Want to try triathlon but don't know how to start training? This 8 week supersprint (tri's shortest distance) training plan will ease you in and before long you will be addicted to the sport
27 April 2017 at 08:49

What is cyclist's knee and how do you treat it?

Pain around the kneecap can be easily caused by repetitive cycling. Here's physio and cycling specialist Stephen Garvey with some advice on prevention and treatment
26 April 2017 at 14:39

Trickle breathing versus explosive breathing in front crawl

Andy Bullock explains the differences between trickle breathing and explosive breathing when swimming
20 April 2017 at 12:09

14 swim tips and sessions from the pros

14 top pro triathletes, including Gwen Jorgensen, Jodie Stimpson and Leanda Cave, share their top swim tips and sessions
20 April 2017 at 09:45

How Ironman helped my fight against MS

Conor Devine was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a decade ago but triathlon became the catalyst to turn his life around
19 April 2017 at 10:23

Therapeutic use exemption drugs and their place in performance medicine

Over the last couple of years the ‘Therapeutic Use Exemption’ (TUE) system in elite sport has been subject to much media speculation, in particular the drugs Kenalog, Thyroxine and Meldonium. Dr Leon Creaney, a consultant in sport & exercise medicine debates their uses and place in performance medicine
12 April 2017 at 12:37

How to improve your swim performance by mixing up the pace

Mixing up swim pace is key to improving race-day swim speed and performance, but how can you work on variety in the pool? Coach John Wood has just the session…
03 April 2017 at 11:00

Should I use a kickboard in my triathlon swim training?

Wondering whether to use kickboard sets as part of your swim training schedule? Triathlon coach John Wood weighs up their uses
29 March 2017 at 10:45  (1)

Alistair Brownlee's key triathlon training sessions

The reigning Olympic champion reveals his pivotal sessions for success, that can be adapted to suit intermediate to advanced triathletes
28 March 2017 at 08:50

Free 6 month short-course triathlon training plan for sprint and standard distances

This short course triathlon training plan is for athletes planning to do a sprint or standard distance triathlon and training around four times a week, between four to seven hours.
24 March 2017 at 12:46